Animating a Photoshop Collage in After Effects with Alejandro Chavetta
We recently invited graphic designer (and former creative director of Dwell magazine) Alejandro Chavetta to show us how he uses Adobe Photoshop CC to create his distinctive collages—and then how he animates those collages in Adobe After Effects CC.
His animations juxtapose organic form and machines—and in this project, he even tosses in a few Photoshop custom shapes (though you’d hardly recognize them). His aesthetic is his own, but the techniques shown here can easily be adapted to other styles. And if you’re still relatively new to After Effects, importing and animating a Photoshop collage like Alejandro’s can serve as a great introduction.
Before you dive in, you can check out these quick, under-three-minute highlights from the session:
April 9, 2015
Alejandro video: Dan Cowles, Erik Espera